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RIP Lance Corporal Liam Tasker: What Will A Soldier In Libya Have Died For?

by | 22nd, March 2011

RIP Lance Corporal Liam Tasker. He was shot in Afghanistan on March 1 while on patrol with his Springer spaniel Theo. Dog and handler found 14 caches of bombs and weapons caches in just five months.

Last week the Army dog handler was repatriated in a pass through Wootton Bassett. Today, his funeral was held at Tayport Parish Church in Fife. The legend has it that Theo died “from a broken heart”.

Cprl Tasker was the 358th member of the British armed forces to die since operations in Afghanistan began in 2001.

He died to help make this country safer. His work was in the national interest. But what happens when a British soldier dies in Libya? In whose interest will he have laid down his life..?

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MOD handout picture, dated February 10, 2011. L/Cpl Liam Tasker, with his Military Working Dog, Theo, training in Camp Bastion.



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